Thursday, August 18, 2022

Politics

Journalist: Iran’s NPT withdrawal only guarantee for nuclear deal

Hossein Shariatmadari, a veteran Iranian journalist and Kayhan newspaper’s editor in chief, has termed Iran’s proposal to receive compensation from the US in case of a pullout from a restored nuclear agreement as ‘worthless’, saying the only valid guarantee is Iran’s withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Russia: Final outcome of Vienna talks depends on US reaction to Iran proposals

Russia’s lead negotiator praises Iran’s “constructive” proposals submitted to the European Union aimed at paving the way for the conclusion of the Vienna talks on a potential revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, saying the final outcome of the negotiations depends on how the US will react to them.

Analyst: There are more signs to be optimistic than pessimistic about Vienna talks

A political commentator says there are more signs to be optimistic rather pessimistic about the future of the ongoing diplomatic process in Vienna aimed at securing a revival of the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers.

IRGC Navy combination of military might, strong faith: Chief cmdr.

The chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) praises the bravery of the elite military force’s Navy in the face of threats, saying it is unwavering faith that makes the country’s Armed Forces unbreakable against the enemies besides military might.

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry announces capture of terrorist who fought in Syria 

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry says its agents have captured one of the most dangerous terrorists who committed acts of terror outside of the country.

Iranian FM: Tehran must make sure its red lines are respected under any nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says the Islamic Republic is looking forward to receiving a response from the United States to Tehran’s demands regarding the European Union's proposed draft in the Iran nuclear deal.

IRGC bans cooperation with Israeli group called “Close Up”

The Intelligence Agency of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has banned Iranian filmmakers and cinematic institutes any cooperation with Close Up Foundation, which it said is an organization affiliated to the Zionist regime.

Parliament national security body: Iran, P4+1 not far from nuclear deal in Vienna

A spokesman for the Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission says Iran and the P4+1 group of countries are not that far from reaching a nuclear deal.

Iranian MP: Deal with 4+1, US does not need parliamentary approval

An Iranian lawmaker says an agreement with the United States and the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal will not require a parliamentary approval.

Iranian official: Tehran will not recognize current Taliban government

Iran’s special representative to Afghanistan says the Islamic Republic is pursuing a policy of interaction with the Taliban rulers based on support for the Afghan people, adding Tehran will not recognize the current administration in Kabul as long as an inclusive government is formed.

Advisor to Iran negotiating team urges compensation if US exits nuclear deal

An adviser to the Iranian negotiating team in the Vienna talks aimed at revitalizing the Iran nuclear deal says that Tehran is looking for guarantees that if a future US administration withdraws from the deal, it will "have to pay a price."

Report: EU views Iran’s response to nuclear draft deal constructive

The European Union considers Iran’s response to the proposal to save a 2015 nuclear deal “constructive”, the Bloomberg news channel reported on Tuesday evening, citing a European diplomat familiar with the negotiations in the Austrian capital Vienna and is in contact with US officials.

Leader’s aide: Iran backs ‘One China’ policy, opposes US encroachments

An advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei say Iran stands by the ‘One China’ policy, under which Taiwan is considered part of the East Asian state, condemning the US’s threats and encroachments on the Chinese territory.

Iran’s security chief briefs MPs on latest status of Vienna talks

Iran’s security chief held a meeting with a group of lawmakers to brief them on the latest developments in the Vienna talks aimed at securing a removal of the US sanctions against the country and revitalizing the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Iran’s ex-foreign ministry spokesman: US has shown flexibility in nuclear talks

A Former Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says the US has shown flexibility in the talks aimed at reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA.

EU confirms receiving Iran’s response to bloc’s proposal

The European Union confirms that it has received Iran's response to a modified draft deal proposed by the EU meant to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA.

Ulyanov: Iran response to EU draft deal constructive, ball in US court

Russia’s representative in negotiations aimed at saving a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, says the Islamic Republic’s response to a proposal drafted by the European side as the coordinator of the talks is constructive.

Iranian health minister questioned by MPs over mandatory Covid vaccine

Iranian lawmakers have been satisfied with the health minister’s explanations about the health ministry’s plan to make Covid-19 vaccine compulsory across the nation.

Iran responds to EU-drafted nuclear deal text

Iran submitted its written response to the latest draft agreement proposed by the European side to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal late on Monday, saying an agreement is within reach if the US reacts ‘realistically and with flexibility’.

Report: Iran’s top negotiator attends meeting with President Raisi on EU’s proposed deal

Iranian top negotiator in the Vienna talks Ali Bagheri has presented a detailed report about sanctions removal negotiations at the Supreme National Security Council’s meeting headed by President Ebrahim Raisi.

Iranian VP: Tehran’s frozen assets return

Iranian Vice President for Parliamentary Affairs Mohamamd Hosseini says most of Iran’s frozen assets abroad have returned to the country.

Iran FM: If US shows flexibility, nuclrar deal will be clinched in coming days

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says the reason why the Vienna talks have protracted is that Iran does not want to cross its red lines, saying the nuclear deal between Iran and the P4+1 could be reached in a few days. Amirabdollahian added, “We are at a point that can be the beginning of the conclusion of a deal, but it depends on the US how long it will take before reaching the agreement."

Iran: Significant progress made in recent Vienna talks

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson says the recent negotiations in the Austrian capital Vienna aimed at reviving Iran’s landmark nuclear deal and lifting US-speared sanctions witnessed a ‘relative and significant’ progress.

Iranian MP: Linking assassination plots to nuclear talks futile

An Iranian lawmaker says Israel seeks to knock nuclear talks with the West off course by resorting to a blame game against Iran, including accusations of Iran-sponsored assassination plots.

Iran denies ties to attack on Salman Rushdie

The spokesperson of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected claims that Iran was involved in a recent stabbing assault on anti-Islam novelist Salam Rushdie in New York.

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